The World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD) will be celebrated on 9th October this year and observe the theme: ‘Leave no-one behind – equity in access to palliative care’
We, at the Indian Association of Palliative Care, wish to draw your attention towards the inadequate integration of Palliative Care (PC) within the healthcare system and the subsequent inequity in access to PC for the various sections (eg. LGBTI, Homeless, Pediatric, Geriatric, etc.) of our population. Each
edition of our newsletter until WHPCD (August, September and October edition) focus on highlighting the need for palliative care services for one or two of these sections of the population who face unequal access to PC.
In the August Edition, we are delighted to present to you, a special feature on Paediatric Palliative care to generate awareness and improve the momentum for paediatric palliative care in the country.
This feature encompasses a selection of articles (experiences, stories and other key recommendations, etc.) from geographically dispersed expert paediatric palliative care practitioners from different cadres (Doctors, Nurses, Psychologists and Administrators) and from different institutional setups (Private hospitals, Public Institutions, Stand alone centers, NGOs).
These articles will be published for our readers of ehospice India Edition.
The first one in this series of very interesting articles featured in the August Edition of IAPC Newsletter is authored by Dr Mary Ann Muckaden, a pioneer in the field of Paediatric Palliative Care in India. To read this article, ‘ A current update on Children’s Palliative Care in India’ , please follow this link